IMPLEMENTED PROJECTS 2001-2010

2009-2010
YOUTH CENTER IN SHUTO ORIZARI (CENTER FOR SUPPORTING LEADERSHIP IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY)

Motivating and encouraging the young Roma to take an active part in their local community through education for local institutions, organizing and importance of local elections as an instrument for inclusion of young people in the decision-making process at local level.
Supported by the US Embassy in Skopje.

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2009
I WILL NOT BE A VICTIM? – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Promoting and protecting the human / women’s rights of the members of the Roma community in the Republic of Macedonia, through educating women about their rights and how to contact the institutions for appropriate and professional help, as well as opening a local office for basic support for women victims of domestic violence.
Supported by UHFPA.

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2008
YOUR VOICE, YOUR RIGHT

Greater political involvement of the Roma population as a voters and the right to its representatives in the legislative and executive power. The Roma people as an equal participants in policy-making, involved in decision-making processes at local and national level.
Supported by ODIHR Warszawa.

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2007
MONITORING ACTIVITIES FOR HEALTH CARE IN ROMA COMMUNITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDINIA

The main goal of this project is to monitor the situation of the Roma people in the area of health care, insurance and care, as part of the activities from the Roma Decade’s Action Plan . The monitoring process was carried out by a group of activists who were specially trained to monitor and analyze activities and implement the Action Plans. The final report on monitoring activities includes positive practices and recommendations for improving existing weaknesses and disadvantages, towards Roma people and exercise of their rights.
Supported by OSI New York and FOSM.

 

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2006
YOUR VOICE, YOUR RIGHT

Raising awareness among the Roma population, i.e., Romani women about women’s rights and obligations when exercising the right to vote. The activities of this project included workshops for elections and voting rights, campaign “from door to door”, distribution of information printed material and conducting questionnaires. This project included women and youth from the municipality of Suto Orizari in Skopje.
Supported by The Embassy of the United States in Skopje.

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2005
INFORMATIVE – EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR INFORMING THE ROMA POPULATION FOR THE NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF ACQUIRING HEALTH CARE

Strengthening the level of quality and quantity of health assistance to the Roma population by reducing discrimination, initiating a new and improved approach by the medical staff, and raising the level of knowledge of the Roma population for the right to health insurance and how to use the same. The project activities included training for medical staff – employed in health institutions, in the areas with the highest representation of the Roma population, and a media campaign aimed for raising awareness of the Roma community about the importance of health insurance. Project activities also included collecting the necessary documentation for obtaining the right to health care.
Supported by OSI New York.

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2005

I HAVE RIGHTS TOO – RESPECT THEM

The main project goal is to promote and protect the human / women’s rights of the members of the Roma community by raising the awareness of the existence of these rights and their application in everyday life. Activities included in the project: organization of tribunes, workshops, free information telephone and legal aid office, where Roma women have access to a free legal advice and education. The project also included organizing research on the level of knowledge, enjoyment, violation and protection of women’s rights. Representatives from relevant human rights protection institutions such as: police, social work center, health institutions, local self-government took part in the project.Supported by the Delegation of the European Commission.

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2003-2004
SERVICE, EDUCATION AND COUNSELING FOR LEGAL HUMAN RIGHTS

Legal protection and education of the Roma women through direct help and access to accurate information, free and competent advice, psychological support to victims of domestic violence, and raising the awareness of Romani women regarding this issue. Presentation of statistical data on the number of Roma women victims of domestic violence.
Supported by The Embassy of the United States in Skopje.

2003-2004
ONE STEP FORWARD II

Promotion of the Romani culture, language, tradition, ethnology and historical development of the Roma community by organizing workshops for the Roma language and creative workshops for culture. Participants are 30 young people aged 14-18. Several activities were implemented, such as: promotion of the Roma language, culture, tradition among the Roma youth, by organizing courses in Romani language and creative workshops.
Supported by OSI Budapest.

2004
CENTER FOR RESEARCH OF THE CONDITION, NEEDS AND RIGHTS FOR HEALTH CARE OF THE ROMA POPULATION AND ASSISTANCE IN REALIZATION OF THESE RIGHTS

Project implemented in cooperation with the Association for support and protection of families and children at risk “For a happy childhood”.
The project included research on the condition, needs and number of Roma who possess health insurance, in order to improve the health conditions and promote a new approach for better and more inclusion of the Roma population in the existing healthcare system.

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2004
TRADITION AND CUSTOMS DO NOT APPROVAL VIOLENCE – YOU SHOULD SAY NO

The project included preparation, publication and promotion of a study of the conducted research on the situation of the Roma women – victims of domestic violence, the first of its kind. This research / study was the first of this type issued by the non-governmental sector in Macedonia.
Supported by OSCE Office Skopje

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2003
WE ARE ALL ONE

Campaign on occasion of the 8th of April – International Roma Day. Luludi’s participation consisted in preparing an exhibition of photographs on the topic of Roma women and the Life of the Roma people in Macedonia. The activities were realized in cooperation with the Roma Cultural Association “Rushid Shakir” from Kumanovo.
Supported by FIOOM and MCMS.

2003
EDUCATION, GAME AND OPPORTUNITIES

The main topic of the project is the children rights of the refugee children from Kosovo and children from the local communities, aged from 6-16 years. It operated in two locations Dolno Orizari and Topaana. Through the implementation of creative workshops, children were helped to overcome their learning difficulties, as well as to gain knowledge about children’s rights and ecology.
Supported by UNHCR – ARC.

2003
FIGHT AGAINST THE VIOLENCE TOWARDS WOMEN

A media campaign against violence towards women as part of a global campaign to combat domestic violence and violence towards women. The campaign involved 11 local non-governmental organizations from different cities who made seminars in their local community.
Supported by OSI Budapest.

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2002
8th APRIL – INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY

Organizing a creative event at the city square in Skopje, where billboards with written peace messages for coexistence and acceptance were promoted in honor of the International Roma Day.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia. and OSI Budapest

2002/2003
ONE STEP FORWARD

Promotion of the Roma culture, language, tradition, ethnology and historical development of the romani community, in front of the Roma youth by organizing workshops for the Roma language and creative workshops for culture. Covered 30 young Roma, aged from 14 to 18.
Activities: promotion of Roma language, culture, tradition among Roma youth through organization of courses in Romani language and creative workshops.
Supported by OSI Budapest.

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2002
16-DAYS MEDIA CAMPAIGN – AGAINST VIOLENCE TOWARDS WOMEN

A media campaign to combat violence against women as part of the World Campaign to Combat Domestic Violence and Violence against Women. World campaign included TV spot presented in local and national media, distribution of informative material, organization of public tribunes and public gatherings on the city square on December 10th World Human Rights Day – Women’s Rights. A large number of NGOs from different nationalities participated in this project.
Supported by OSI Budapest.

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2001
A DIFFEREHT DAY

The project refers to the creation of a Children’s Center, 400 Roma children, 200 children from the Collective Center in Suto Orizari, 100 local children and 100 children from the Roma settlement Topaana. All of these children spent a wonderful day, a little different, filled with friendship, acquiring new friends, promotion of children’s human rights, recreation and entertainment, as well as children’s play.
Supported by UNHCR and ARC.